Re: Brenkel might not be able to capitalize on his observation for HP,
Oh I work in IT. Just low man on the totem pole dealing with all the crap rolling downhill from the decision makers.
Against policy to backup to the iCloud because it doesn't meet security requirements.
Against policy to install iTunes.
For some reason it's also policy to not assign each user an Apple ID. I guess it's somehow related to accounting.
Now my ultimate employer has deemed that about one person in 100 can have an iTunes account, buy apps and gift them, at which point we jump through a different set of hoops to install it. They want one person buying and assigning the stuff, Apple wants each phone user to be the purchaser.
Couple that with Apple's disdain for dealing with the standard large company or government bill mechanisms and you have a disaster in the making. It really is a PITA from a corporate governance and support standpoint.
And on the PIN front, yeah I get The Great, All-Knowing, and Wonderful Steve Jobs deemed it problematic, but it's a basic requirement for Enterprise level IT asset management. As things stand now when a user forgets his PIN my only option is to wipe the phone and reprovision it. Which means putting in the wrong password 10 times including the extended wait periods near the end that are probably intended to prevent pranking. Not a bad idea, but not so good when enforced software policies force people to change their PIN every 30/60/90 days and they forget their PIN.